The University of Tennessee Payroll Manual

II.  Payroll Deadlines
A.  Biweekly
    Biweekly payrolls encompass a two week period beginning on Monday at 12:00 A.M. and ending two weeks later on Sunday night at 11:59 P.M. The deadline for personnel changes is the Wednesday before the end of the pay period. Except in the case of a holiday, the time entry and approval deadline is at noon on the Tuesday after the end of the pay period. 
B. Monthly  
    Monthly payrolls encompass a complete calendar month. Except for December, the deadline for personnel changes and time entry and approval is the fifteenth of the month.  
C. Longevity
    To recognize regular faculty and staff for their years of service with the university, eligible employees receive longevity payments according to the guidelines contained in personnel policy HR0432.  Longevity pay is distributed by a separate direct deposit on the 19th of the month following the employee's anniversary date.  If the 19th falls on Saturday, the payment will be made on the 18th.  If the 19th falls on a Sunday, the payment will be made on the 20th.   
  D. Published Calendars
    The University-Wide Administration Payroll Office publishes the deadlines for all payrolls at These deadlines can be viewed in a calendar format.  
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